2010 Ducati 1198 S
Stunning 'S' performance
The 169kg (372.6lb) (dry weight) 1198 S creates a
dream package by taking everything that the 1198 model
has and adding top-of-the-range suspension, lightweight
chassis components and Ducati's impressive DTC traction
The high performance, fully adjustable 43mm Öhlins
forks, which sport low friction titanium nitride-treated
fork sliders, respond effortlessly to every imperfection
in the tarmac. Beyond their advanced engineering solutions,
one of the most important characteristics of Öhlins
forks is their ability to communicate the condition
and quality of the tyre-to-road contact patch, a feature
that puts every rider in superior control. The suspension
set-up at the rear is complemented with a fully adjustable
Öhlins rear shock equipped with a ride enhancing
top-out spring and mounted to a single-sided swingarm
for outstanding drive and traction. The front-to-rear
Öhlins package is completed with a control-enhancing
adjustable steering damper.
The 'S' sets the standard for lightweight performance.
On any sport or race bike, the most effective area
to reduce weight is its 'unsprung weight'. These are
components like tyres, brakes and wheels. Lighter
wheels have a lower 'moment of inertia' that is beneficial
with every direction change and application of the
brakes. The 1198 S addresses this important area by
mounting 7-spoke Marchesini forged and machined wheels.
Both front and rear are super lightweight and their
benefit is immediately apparent. The weight saving
is further enhanced with the application of a carbon
fibre front fender.
The 1198 S is supplied with the Ducati Data Analysis
(DDA) and Ducati Traction Control (DTC) systems as
standard equipment. The DDA package enables the retrieval
and analysis of data collected from a previous track
session or road trip. DTC monitors front and rear
wheel speeds to detect rear wheel-spin under acceleration
and electronically reduces engine power to restore
For 2010 the 1198 S presents three colour choices.
Traditional Ducati red, midnight black and pearl white
are all complemented by highly-requested red frames
and black wheels with signature red pin-striping.